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Unmagic Square

Arrange the given numbers in a three by three grid to make an unmagic square.

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Drag the numbers into the blue cells to make an unmagic square.
The totals of each row, column and diagonal should all be different.

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Are there any other ways to make an unmagic square using these numbers?

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This is Unmagic Square level 4. You can also try:
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